Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Missing eight weeks is standard operating procedure for athletes who’ve suffered a retinal detachment and Rutgers sophomore forward Greg Echenique will likely be out at least that long, according to medical experts.
Echenique, a 6-foot-9, 265-pound forward from Guatire, Venezuela, underwent successful surgery to repair a detached retina in his left eye on Wednesday night at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. He was accidentally poked in the eye by a teammate earlier this year during a pickup game at Rutgers.
“You’re probably talking about two months,” said Dr. Thaddeus Wandel, an opthamologist in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. with more than 20 years experience with the management of ocular trauma who did not treat Echenique.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.